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GRUNT The Curious Science of Humans at War

by | Read by Abby Elvidge

Contemporary Culture • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2016

Roach's enjoyable audiobook applies her penchant for geeky technical detail and juvenile humor to the science of military training, supply, and medical care. Abby Elvidge's narration, at least initially, distracts from, rather than supports, the audiobook. She tries too hard to inject feeling into the text--as if every word must bear an emotional weight, an unworkable tactic for listeners. The artificial emphases partially obscure the sense of the work and disrupt Roach's comic timing. Eventually much of this smooths out, and Elvidge's engaging natural energy and expressiveness surface. Her voice, though a bit scratchy, is clear and conveys Roach's silly and snarky humor. If Elvidge could have started where she ended, GRUNT would be better served. W.M. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2016]

Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2016

CD ISBN 9781511367912 $29.99 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781511367929 $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-5113-6790-5 $19.99


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2016

CD ISBN 9781511367936 $59.97 • Seven CDs

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